According to my Rheumy the humira won't cause issues for my lupus. I truly don't think they honestly know which of this medication we take will do to our lupus. I'm beginning to think is just a big old crap shoot and they guess and what might work. I mean what Rheumy in his right mind would give a lupus patient oral cytoxan for nine months? Well mine did and even though they said problems with lymphoma and leukemia happened in a rare few patients, I ended up with the leukemia side of the house.
I've sat and thought about our dear friend Tash and her passing and I blame the doctors totally for allowing our dear friend to pass away. However, could it have been the arava she was taking that weakened her heart and caused the heart attack, you betcha ya. So, I'm stuck between a rock and a hard spot. My RA is so bad I can barely walk and use my hands. I'm already on methotrexate and it's not helping the RA so we need to add something else.
Will the humira bother my lupus I've no idea. I know it affects my blood cancer considerably and yet I need to function at some level. So I'll try the medication and see how I do. It's the only option I have. I've tried everything else, including Enbrel. Anyway, that's my take on it, I'll just wait and see what happens.
dx fibro, SLE, glaucoma, cateracts, bells palsy, depression, migraine headaches, gastreopaersis, chronic anemia, RA,MDS (Blood Cancer). Tons of meds.